The purpose of this post and thread is to help make the troubleshooting / RMA process a little easier and to shed light on the proper steps you should take and the proper contacts you can go to when you're in need of assistance.
First, I want to make it known that we have several different levels of support here in the forums and I will clarify who should be contacted depending on the support needed. Those of us with @ASUS in our forum names are ASUS employees who have experience with the troubleshooting / RMA process so we can offer assistance for those cases. Our forum moderators with Team ROG in their tags are volunteers who are an integral part of our community and are happy to provide assistance and guidance as well.
Getting Support on ROG Forums
ASUS Tech. Support phone/e-mail
- Step 1: Search the forums for previous posts about the same issue(s) you're experiencing. If you can't find anything about the issue you're having then post about your issue in the sub-forum pertaining to what your issue is. There are many users who stop by the forums just to look for issues and will reply with his/her suggestions or known fix, so for the advancement of universal knowledge please post in the forums about your issue / experience. When posting about your issue, please give as much detail as possible regarding your system configuration and set up, i.e., BIOS version, part number of memory kit, relevant driver set versions, etc. Including a picture or video that helps to describe your problem will also help to decrease the number of back and forth posts trying to get more information. This will also help support your case when you RMA your product. As an example, if you have a Maximus IV Extreme that you're not getting any display on then post in the M4E sub-forum including your system configuration and what troubleshooting steps you've tried, i.e., tried using only 1 memory stick, cleared CMOS, tried MemOk button, etc.
- Step 2: If you've already posted in the forum and the feedback you received has not fixed the issue(s), then contact the following staff depending on what product you need assistance with. Also, if you do ping any of the ASUS mods or staff, make sure that you include the relevant link of your thread so we can verify and provide feedback within the thread as well as through private message.
- a: If you need assistance in self-diagnosing an issue with a motherboard or graphics card, then contact cl-jeffrey or cl-scott and they will help you troubleshoot and lead you in the right direction if an RMA is needed.
- b: If you have a notebook related issue, please contact Chastity@ASUS.
- c: If you have an issue with a previous RMA or a previous issue is now recurring after an RMA was completed then contact me, Mason@ASUS. In addition, if you have an escalated RMA issue that needs to be brought to my attention, please post in the following thread with details of the issue. http://www.asusrog.com/forums/forumd...s-Warranty-RMA
Each reseller / retailer of ASUS products will have their own warranty policy, but every ASUS product is also backed by a manufacturer's warranty as well. If you need to return an ASUS product and you're still within the return timeframe at the particular place of purchase then we recommend that you contact the place of purchase first.
If you purchased the product from a retail store, the toll free number you can contact is 1-877-339-ASUS (2787). If you purchased an ASUS component product (anything other than notebooks/Eee Family/tablets) at somewhere other than a retail store, i.e., and e-tailer's website, then you can contact our tech support at 812-282-2787. If you purchased an ASUS system product (notebook/Eee Family/tablet) at some place other than a retail store then you can contact our notebook support at 888-678-3688. Customers in Canada who need notebook/Eee Family support can contact us at 1-888-616-2787. Customers in Canada who need motherboard or other component product support can contact us at 1-905-370-2787.
- Chat with a live ASUS technical support representative at http://www.service.asus.com/#!consumer/csn9
- Submit an online technical support request at http://www.service.asus.com/#!tech-s...-mailbox/c1l8j
- Request an RMA online at http://www.service.asus.com/#!rma-request/cope
Remember that it is always good to provide proof of pictures and videos. Specifically, before sending the product in for an RMA you should take pictures of the product because it does happen that our RMA team will receive the product with some sort of physical damage, scratches, etc. which will cause the RMA department to declare the product as having CID (Customer Induced Damage) and require a fee to be paid in order to have the product repaired / replaced. So to be sure this doesn't happen to you, you should take pictures of the product before sending it in. Remember that our latest motherboards offer UEFI bios which allow you to take screen shots simply by pressing F12 and saving them to a USB storage device. Every bit helps Whether its for troubleshooting or to help provide evidence during an RMA process, or even to show proof that a product may have come back in a worse condition than when it was sent out. This will help eliminate downtime for everyone.